Killing of Christians in Nigeria not acceptable, says Trump

Killing of Christians in Nigeria not acceptable, says Trump

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:24 am

Buhari, Trump during the meeting in Washington D C

President Donald Trump of the United States said the killing of Christians in Nigerian is not acceptable.

Speaking during the joint press briefing between and the visiting Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the Washington DC, on Monday, Trump said the U.S is working on the problem.

“We’ve had very serious problems with Christians who have been murdered, killed in Nigeria. We’re going to be working on that problem… because we can’t allow that to happen,” Mr. Trump said.

Asked whether he was offended by Mr Trump’s alleged denigration of African countries in the past, Mr Buhari said he was skeptical about the media reports and would rather not comment on them.

“I am being careful about what the press says about others and myself. But the best thing for me to do is to keep quiet,” Mr Buhari said.

Mr Buhari said his government had done a lot to curb human rights abuses in Nigeria, especially in the ongoing war against Boko Haram.

“The government of Nigeria remains committed to human right,” even in the course of fighting terrorism, Mr Buhari said.

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